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Restructuring, Redesigning, Rebuilding Dominica

Investing in the Commonwealth of Dominica starts with understanding the impact of natural disasters. Recent storms displayed potential complications and concerns in relation to the structure of buildings and current designs. As a result, the government in Dominica is taking measures to restructure, redesign and rebuild the Commonwealth of Dominica to address potential problems and.. read more

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Sequel to Our Airport and the Investor – Night Landing Now!

So it seems like someone was reading my BLOG and decided to hasten the work at the Melville Hall Airport. Quite a bit happened since I last commented on “Our Airport and Investors”. A few test flights were made and weeks after, an inaugural night landing flight was announced for September 20th 2010. I certainly.. read more

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Creating Opportunities, Empowering Communities

Investment is seen as a key pillar for economic development. Investment, particularly private investments, is seen as the engine of growth to stimulate employment, generate foreign exchange earnings, and increase the standard of living and by extension reduce poverty. It is through investment that the multiplier effect to create opportunities is developed and will serve.. read more

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Fiscal Incentives, is it a Deciding Factor in the Investment Decision?

The notion of whether fiscal incentives make a difference to an investor’s decision has been the subject of much academic discourse, particularly in the various organisations such as the IMF and the World Bank, which views fiscal incentives as a subsidy that Government should not grant. Their take, as I understand it, is that the.. read more

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Tradeshows and their impact on Investing

When I was growing up, I heard of shows and exhibitions which took place in various parishes in Dominica. Most of these were associated with village feasts and other festive celebrations. During the summer of 1978, I attended my first “big” exhibition which showcased local work as a prelude to Independence on November 3rd. This.. read more

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The Thrust Towards an Educated Workforce

One of the key areas that investors normally take a keen eye on, long before they actually decide to invest, is the labor force of a country. The question they ask is “Who will work in my business after I have invested all this money”. This is an important question. At the same time, once.. read more

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Tackling Pollution on Nature Isle – Dominica

Pollution is all around us. Sometimes we can’t see it, but we can smell, hear and even taste it. With issues like holes in the Ozone Layer, greenhouse gases, carbon emissions and the recent oil spill issue in the Gulf of Mexico, many are becoming more sensitive towards the environment and how it affects everyone... read more